Breads & Savouries

Black Bean and Olive Protein Balls

Black bean and olive protein balls with sesame seeds
Serves
Prep in
10 minutes
Cooks in
10 minutes

Whether you’re making or buying them, ‘protein’ balls are usually mainly dried fruit, nuts & seeds/nut butter, maybe with some oats, occasionally protein powder & then sweet flavours (maple, honey, cinnamon, cacao etc). That however means your protein ball is actually a sugar and fat based snack which isn’t great for our metabolic balance.

These babies are far from that, in fact they contain zero fruit & are super satisfying, super easy to make & actually much more cost effective than the fruity forms mentioned above.

You can use tomato paste, hemp hearts, different beans etc too. White beans, tomato paste & nutritional yeast is 👌🏻.

Key Facts

  • Low sugar
  • High protein
  • Low fat
  • Zero fruit

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons jumbo oats
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup cayenne & rosemary activated nuts and seeds (I get mine from Boundless)
  • 1 tablespoon black olive paste
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds

Preparation

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Add oats to a food processor, blitz to a coarse flour. Then add beans, nuts & olive paste. Blend until you have a sticky dough.

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Roll into balls, coat in the sesame seeds & pop in the fridge for use within a week.

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About me

Phoebe Liebling (BSc, DipNT) is a highly respected clinician & award winning product & recipe developer based in Harley Street.

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